Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Podcast Me Maybe
Sadly, the radio age is long gone (unless you think Clear Channel making "Call Me Maybe" a hit is just another glory day for radio) but the internet is taking everything good about those days and making them digital.
Enter the podcasts.
I'm fascinated with the idea of podcasts though I don't listen to many. The last podcast drama I listened to was the beyond outstanding radio play of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, produced by the BBC and staring James McAvoy as Richard Mayhew and one of my internet boyfriends Benedict Cumberbatch as the Angel Islington. I was completely enraptured with the play and totally immersed in the experience. I decided then and there that I needed more of this.
Since I am a Twitter addict, I somehow began to follow the account for the Welcome to Night Vale podcast. Their tweets were a delightful balance of messed up wisdom, bizarre anecdotes and eldritch advice. Exactly my cup of tea. The podcast is even better. It's like a town in a Tim Burton movie has become sentient, learned how to work a computer and decided to report on itself. I implore you to listen to it. Don't be scared. (No, really, it can smell your fear).
So, fellow internet travelers, tell me about the podcasts you listen to and what makes them awesome. I'd love to find more to listen to!